Free Evening Visitors Hospital Transport Service

Free Evening Visitor Hospital Transport
Free Evening Visitor Hospital Transport

Some people experience difficulty getting to hospitals by public transport in the evening, particularly older people, people living with a disability, or in receipt of benefits.

The Evening Hospital Visitor Transport Service will collect you from your home (or as near as possible), take you to your nearest hospital and take you home again.

Hours of operation

The service operates in the evening between 18:00 and 22:00, Mondays to Fridays.

Who can use the service?

The service is available to anyone who lives within Glasgow City, Cambuslang/Rutherglen, East Dunbartonshire or Renfrewshire. However, space is limited and we will give priority to passengers travelling to their nearest hospital, to older people (over 60), people living with a disability or those in receipt of benefits.

Hospitals served

The services operates to and from the following hospitals:

  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary
  • Stobhill Hospital
  • Gartnavel General
  • Western Infirmary
  • Victoria lnfirmary
  • Southern General
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital

How do I access the service?

Call 0845 128 4027.

For transport to your nearest hospital, you can book at the following times:

  • between 13:00 and 16:00 Monday to Thursday
  • between 13:00 and 15:30 on Fridays

If you wish to visit a hospital other than your nearest one, please call the booking line after 15:00.

What happens the first time I call?

When you call for the first time, you will need to register. You will be asked for information to monitor who uses the service.

You will only need to give this information once. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and in compliance with the Data Protection Act.
What happens when I call to book the service?

You will need to provide the following information:

  • your registration number
  • the hospital you’re visiting
  • what time visiting begins and ends

Your pick-up time will be confirmed by telephone. You will be collected as near as possible to your front door.

You can book transport up to one week in advance provided you are visiting your local hospital. This is to ensure that everyone who needs the service has an opportunity to use it.

Who operates the service?

The service is operated by Community Transport Glasgow (CTG).

Further details are available from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

Free Evening Visitor Hospital Transport Poster
Free Evening Visitor Hospital Transport Poster (click for larger version)

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Dennistoun CC

Dennistoun CC's aim is to ascertain, coordinate and express the views of the wider community. It seeks to promote the Dennistoun area as a positive and inclusive neighbourhood.

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